Cobham Technical Services Vector Fields Software
Network House, Langford Locks
Oxford, Oxon OX5 1LH
Telephone: +44 (0)1865 370151
Company Categories: Consulting, Research and Development
The Cobham Technical Services Vector Fields Software business unit develops, markets and supports the class-leading electromagnetic simulation software package, Opera. The technology behind Opera began life at the UK’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratories (RAL) who cooperated with CERN in the 1970s to help break down a barrier as particle physics research moved towards higher energy accelerators – the need to reliably design superconducting magnets. In the decades since then Opera has become an industry-standard design package not only for particle accelerator magnets but also for other devices such as superconducting medical devices, electrical machines and transformers. Still in continuous development near Oxford today, Opera’s multiphysics capabilities are helping to shape the next generation of right-first-time big science projects.